In recent years, CBD has become commonly recognized thanks in part to its success in treating Epileptic seizures, most notably in children. Epilepsy is an illness that affects more than 50 million people worldwide and is characterized by unpredictable seizures, often causing other health problems. These seizures can occur in a pattern or just by chance, which can greatly impact the quality of life for patients.
Since Epilepsy cannot be completely cured, patients are traditionally prescribed various prescriptions such as sedatives, anticonvulsants and nerve pain medication. Many times, this concoction of medicine doesn’t actually lower the frequency of seizures and leaves patients with various debilitating side effects. Enter CBD — a natural, plant-based alternative!
CBD interacts with cannabinoid receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system to act as a natural anticonvulsant. The New England Journal of Medicine offers one of the most recent and promising studies, finding that that patients who took doses of the CBD-pharmaceutical Epidiolex experienced fewer epileptic seizures and fewer seizures overall.
Charlotte Figi, a young girl with Dravet Syndrome has become one of the most successful CBD stories. Her rare form of Epilepsy caused her to suffer up to 300 grand mal seizures a week — before she was 5 years old. When pharmaceuticals didn’t offer a better quality of life for Charlotte, her family turned to CBD oil. The first week after administering the first dose, Charlotte had an astonishing zero seizures.
While you’ll need a prescription for Epidiolex, National Holistic Healthcare CBD products can be ordered on our online site. We always recommend speaking with your physician before incorporating any new products or supplements into your current treatment plan.